inclined plane

Definitions of inclined plane
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n a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

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incline, ramp
an inclined surface connecting two levels
screw
a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole
wedge
something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
ax head, axe head
the cutting head of an ax
colter, coulter
a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
moldboard, mouldboard
wedge formed by the curved part of a steel plow blade that turns the furrow
ploughshare, plowshare, share
a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
coign, coigne, quoin
expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase
shim
a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices
ski jump
a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump
Type of:
machine, simple machine
a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

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